Definition of slant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//slɑːnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//slænt//
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  1. 1a sloping position The sofa faced the fire at a slant. Cut the flower stems on the slant.
  2. 2slant (on something/somebody) a way of thinking about something, especially one that shows support for a particular opinion or side in a disagreement She put a new slant on the play. Her book looks at his writings from a feminist slant.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: variant of dialect slent, of Scandinavian origin, probably influenced by aslant.Extra examples He puts his own particular slant on everything. Her chin took on a stubborn slant. I’ve tried to put my own slant on things, even in the early songs. That’s a different slant on the causes of the First World War. The story gives a new slant to his character. The story has a definite liberal slant to it. They held their spears at a slant. an article with a right-wing slant the overall slant of newspaper coverage of the campaign
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